As part of the enhanced relationship with Google, Palo Alto Networks will now run their Application Framework and GlobalProtect cloud service in the Google Cloud, as they believe its analytics capabilities are the best fit for these applications.
Network security vendor Lastline has developed a new type of platform for them, around email management, and after a short period where they took it to market themselves, in case bugs which turned out to be non-existent turned up, they have now released it to their channel partners.
As it launches its VMware on AWS infrastructure offering Australia, VMware sets a target Canadian launch for the first quarter of 2019, and the Canadian team says the timing is ideal for market maturity and demand.
At their Google Cloud Next 2018 event, in addition to their new platform, Google announced GKE On-Prem, a version of Google’s Google Kubernetes Engine for container management. They also announced Istio 1.0 is now available for production deployments, and the first service for it.
The Sumo Logic expansion of their GCP capabilities brings their GCP support up to the same level as their support for AWS and Azure, making it easier for partners to effectively provide a full multi-cloud strategy.
The key technology piece here is BetterCloud adding the ability to set policies for alerts without the need for triggers. The new offering is also important, however, as a public reaffirmation of their relationship with Google.
NetApp’s cloud business is still fairly small, but their offerings will roll out in force this year, and NetApp wants customers to lead with them – a strategic decision that would have seemed bizarre not long ago, but is now central to the new NetApp.
Liquidware also thinks that the capability to save directly to the AWS, Microsoft and Google object storage clouds, which is a first in this space, will also appeal to customers with a hybrid desktop computing strategy, who are not yet ready for a full move to DaaS.
DataStax, which was the driver in building Apache Cassandra, makes major changes to the platform for the first time in their commercial product, to make it more enterprise-friendly by dramatically upgrading performance and removing manual work.
Support for the Google Cloud will be integrated into each Acronis solution at their next release, and Acronis will release a specific backup for Google’s G Suite before the first half of the year ends.